Art can be found in anything....
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We are surrounded by talent. Humans express themselves in so many artistic ways. We paint, sculpt, sing, play an instrument, write and more. No matter how we express ourselves, it is our art. I think it is so interesting to explore the ways that we find our way to our art. When you think about it, just about anything we do can be perceived as an art. People sew, cook, garden, design roads and bridges, develop web sites, just to name a few. And the results of all of these endeavors can be considered that person’s art. Even if we don’t all agree on what is beautiful, to the “doer” of these expressions, there is beauty.
My community is filled with beautiful talent. Last week I attended a critique group that is part of the Florida Writers Association/Palm Coast chapter, and what struck me most was that in a small group of people, we had talent in abundance. Although the group members are all writers, both published and aspiring to be so, the one strength that came through was the variety of other skills that this group demonstrates.
For instance, one member is an ER trauma nurse and besides being part of The Rogues Gallery Writers, she also creates beautiful fabric panel wall art by transforming photos with fabric, needle and thread. See it at her FB business page here. Another member has written a beautiful children’s book (yet unpublished, but we keep encouraging her) that not only entertains young children, but teaches valuable lessons and provides tools for teachers. And yet another member is a publisher, as well as a writer. Check out his site here. And the list goes on. See many of their backgrounds at the FWA blog.
Recently I learned of yet another person in our community who took attic finds and family memories of his wife’s grandmother and uncle and using those tools, he discovered his own hidden talent for writing. Mr. John Cordasci of Palm Coast is a delightful gentleman that I had the opportunity to sit down with recently. The love he has developed for the craft of writing is evident and the pride he takes in telling a family story is inspiring. Cordasci’s first book is a novella entitled, Stalag17B and The Pete Skripka Story. Go to buy books on the web to learn more. The author is a retired senior systems analyst that relocated to Palm Coast, Florida with his wife Judy. He was educated at City College of New York and New York University. He served in the Korean Conflict and also spent time in Germany during his military career. He and his wife have three children and four grandchildren. He spends his retirement developing his unfolding writing talent. Find out more in this week’s Palm Coast Neighbors feature where you’ll also learn more about our local community events.
Thanks for reading!!
- Why We Write: Hart Hanson (gointothestory.blcklst.com)
- Creativity Tweets of the Week – 8/19/11 (artistsroad.wordpress.com)
- Still Lives of Wilting Flowers (watchingthehotoreelsgoroundandround.wordpress.com)
Christine Speno: Flagler museum celebrating 10 years | StAugustine.com.
The Flagler Beach Historical Museum promises another fun-filled night as they celebrate their tenth anniversary at a Roaring 20’s Gala. Read about this event and more in this week’s summary of activities going on in our community. Click on the link above or at the end of this post to read on!
Princess Place Preserve - site of Creekside Festival
And there’s more on the way. This year the Annual Creekside Festival will be combined with the Green Expo. This year marks the Seventh Annual Creekside Festival, and as always, the festivities take place at the beautiful Princess Place Preserve. There will be music, food, vendors, crafts and more. The Green Expo was previously held at Palm Coast Town Center in 2009 and 2010. This is a great combo-activity, and I am glad to see the two events joining forces. It should be a great weekend. The weather is usually amazing and in years past the music has been outstanding, so make plans to come on out and enjoy!
I have many readers that don’t live locally so you probably have never experienced the beauty of this park, but I know that your communities have lots of great amenities too. So be sure to share what’s going on in your part of the world by leaving a comment and sharing your community news.
And if you are ever in the northeast Florida region, I invite you to take in all that we have to offer here in the Northeast Region of the State of Florida. Palm Coast and Flagler County, Florida. Beaches, swimming, biking, hiking, trails, fishing and just plan relaxing — it’s all here so come on down and visit! Start learning here.
And I’d love to hear about what’s going on in your communities this fall so be sure to share with me and my other readers by leaving a comment.
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Christine Speno: Graduate one, everyone launched | StAugustine.com
The new school year is fast approaching. And with it come community efforts nationwide to make sure that all students start the year off right with everything they need to be successful in reaching their highest potential. Good habits have to start at an early age. We each can play a role in assuring the success of future generations by instilling the value of a good education in each young person that we come into contact with. Whether that child is your own son or daughter, a niece, nephew, cousin, neighbor, or just the kid down the street, we can all help by participating in special programs and giving of our time, talent and resources. Take the first step in your community to make a difference in the children that are our future. . Get involved in this community effort by participating in “back to school” events or local career fairs. We all have a lot to offer. All you have to do is take that first step.
Read how the Flagler County school district and its community partners are launching the new school year by clicking on the title above or here. What kind of special activities and events does your community organize to promote education? Share it here by leaving a comment!
To our readers: Read the July columns from The St. Augustine Record Palm Coast Neighbors by clicking on the links below. I’ve had a hard time staying in touch with all of you. It was a busy July!! Thanks for reading…..
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A community service announcement:
There will be a low cost pet shot clinic sponsored by the SPCA animal rescue on Saturday June 25th from 9:00am till 11:30am in the parking lot of Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody, Bunnell.
- Rabies shots $6.00
- Dog 6 in 1 distemper/ parvo combo $10.00
- Cat 4 Way distemper combo $10.00
- Feline Leukemia $16.00
- Bordatella $12.00
- Heartworm Testing $16.00
- Worming $5.00
Heartworm Prevention and Flea Products will be available for purchase. All vaccinations administered by a licensed veterinarian. The clinic is licensed and permitted. Cash only for the shots. Clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed.
Call 386-748-8993 for more info.
Christine Speno: The arts are in the news in Palm Coast | StAugustine.com
Art might be a painting, or it might be a sculpture. It might be creating an abstract form from metal or clay, or the sound of music, singing or a character on a stage. Whatever your taste, there is certain to be something to interest you in Flagler County in the coming weeks.
Read more about things to do in our community by clicking on the link above or here. And watch for more in the coming weeks about summer activities throughout the Palm Coast and Flagler County area. I’d love to hear from you so be sure to leave me a comment on any of the posts in this blog.
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